Voters Approve Ambulance Tax

Date 2013/11/6 7:43:12 | Topic: News

Voters in the Cameron Ambulance District, with over 65 percent approval, passed a proposal to have a one half cent sales tax to fund operations and improvements.

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The unofficial vote was 298 (65.5%) in favor and 157 (34.5%) against. The proposal eliminates the district’s property tax levy and replaces it with a sales tax of up to one-half cent to fund operations of the ambulance district which includes residents in Clinton and DeKalb counties. Both counties approved the measure.

By a very similar margin, Buchanan county voters gave 66 point five percent approval to a one quarter cent sales tax for ambulance services.

The vote count yesterday was 63-hundred and seven to 31-hundred 65.

For several years, Grundy county has had a sales tax dedicated to operations of the local ambulance service.



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